Protecting the marine environment has become a major priority
Chairmen of Namepa and Cymepa say Italian shipowners should help to clean up the countrys seas.
Protecting the marine environment has become a major priority for the maritime industry during the last decade, with ballast water management being a key focus for regulators and ship operators.
What is being done, though, about general litter in the worlds seas and oceans?
Over the past few years, environmentalists have drawn attention to the ever-growing plastic continent found in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with the shipping industry allegedly a major contributor.
Yet most people will never see this man-made mass of rubbish floating in the sea and truly realise its significance.